Filming for Season 4 of Outlander is officially over. With the cast and crew gearing up for the premiere this fall, fans are already looking ahead to Season 5. Here’s everything we know so far about the show’s 5th season, including the plot, casting details, and potential release date.
Starz has officially ordered at least two more seasons of the hit fantasy drama. In May, Starz CEO Chris Albrecht praised the series for its continued success and confirmed that Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) would be back in action for Seasons 5 and 6.
With Season 4 taking place in the New World, the next two seasons will explore the challenges the couple face as they build new lives in America.
The renewals do not come as a big surprise given the success Outlander has enjoyed since its debut. Even Heughan and Balfe were confident that the series would continue well past Season 4.
Prior to the announcement, Heughan explained that he had little doubt that Season 5 would happen. After the new seasons were confirmed, Balfe took to Twitter expressing her excitement about what was to come for Jamie and Claire.
“So thrilled to announce that we have been picked up for not one but two more seasons,” Balfe shared, adding that it was been a “dream come true” working on the show.
Although filming for Season 4 is over, Express reports that the cast and crew will not start production on Season 5 until later this year. This puts Season 5 on a similar schedule as Season 4, which means it will probably premiere sometime in the fall of 2019.
Like previous seasons, it will most likely feature 13 episodes with the majority of filming taking place in Scotland.
As far as the cast is concerned, Balfe and Heughan will be back playing the lead roles for the foreseeable future. Sophie Skelton will also be returning as the couple’s daughter, Brianna, and will likely see a larger role from here on out. Richard Rankin will also return as Brianna’s romantic interest, Roger Wakefield.
Beyond that, it isn’t clear which characters will survive Season 4 and how many new ones will be introduced in Seasons 5 and 6.
Season 5 of Outlander will be adapted from the 5th book in Diana Gabaldon’s hit series, titled The Fiery Cross. The book follows Jamie and Claire as they establish themselves in North Carolina at their new base of operation: Fraser’s Ridge. One of the biggest challenges they face in book 5 is the coming American Revolution, which should make things interesting for the couple.
Season 4 of Outlander premieres in November on Starz.